Earth As Art

Last night we showed you some of the fresh new imagery that Google released, and we’re still digging to find other areas that are new, but today we’ve got something a bit different.
Wired Magazine points us to the USGS “Earth as Art” collection. The images are taken by the Landsat 5 and Landsat 7 satellites, with false color produced by satellite sensors. As Wired says, “the result is stunning”. Here are a few examples:




The USGS collection has a ton of images in it, and Wired has picked out some of their favorites.
Out of all of the USGS images, which one do you like best? Leave a comment and let us know.

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.


  1. Germany: Stree View of major cities is online!

  2. You can download free full-resolution images from the USGS site, but you have to register first.

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